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Gopherus brevisternus Loomis 1909

PaleoDB taxon number: 366284

Alternative combinations: Gopherus brevisterna, Testudo brevisterna

Full reference: F. B. Loomis. 1909. Turtles from the upper Harrison beds. American Journal of Science 63:17-26

Belongs to Gopherus according to E. Vlachos 2018

Sister taxa: Gopherus (Gopherus), Gopherus (Oligopherus), Gopherus agassizii, Gopherus auffenbergi, Gopherus berlandieri, Gopherus depressus, Gopherus donlaloi, Gopherus edae, Gopherus flavomarginatus, Gopherus hexagonatus, Gopherus laticuneus, Gopherus mohavensis, Gopherus polyphemus, Testudo milleri

Type specimen: ACM 2006 (holotype), a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Muddy Creek, which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Upper Harrison Formation of Wyoming.